Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Flower Tutorial

Hi there

Today I am sharing a tutorial on how to make my favourite flower over on Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog.

This is the flower.

I found the instructions for this flower on YouTube some years ago and I am unable to recalled who posted the video. All I can say is I am very happy to have found it as I use this flower quite often.

To make this flower you will need
Tim Holts Tattered florals Die or dies that will give you a 6 petaled broad flower and a spiky flower
Ink Pad
Metal hole poker or bamboo skewer
Half a sheet of patterned paper
Glue or Hot Glue Gun

Cut 3 of the broad petaled flower and 2 of the spiky one

With your scissors cut down the edge of each of the petals on the broad petaled flower without cutting any of the petals off

Ink the edges of all of the petals

Using the hole poker or bamboo skewer roll the edges of the large petaled flowers under

Fold the petals of the spiky flower in halves with the patterned side of the paper showing.

Using the same tool as before curl the petals around the tool. wind each petal in alternate directions

This is what you should have now.

Attach one of the larger flowers on top of another staggering the petals

Repeat for the 3rd large flower

Press the centre of the flower down as you glue the layers together so you get a nice dimension to your flower.

Glue one of the spiky flowers on top of the other then attach to the centre of your other layers

You can add gems in the centre of the flower if you like. They are not clearly visible so sometimes I do and sometimes I don't add them.

With the flower below I have used a different paper for the flower centre.

For this flower I have used 2 different patterned papers, both of which were double sided.

Hope you like this tutorial and give it a go. These flowers are so versatile and can be made with perfectly co-ordinating papers for any of your layouts.

Love to see what you make.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Cindy 1985 Layout

Well look at this, two posts in one day.

I forgot to share my DT layout for Creative Inspiration's September sketch challenge

Here is my layout

with a little bit of a close up on some of the detail

and this is the sketch


I used Glimmermist and plastic wrap to create the background then applied Mont Marte Modelling Paste through Kaisercraft's Bubbly stencil. The patterned paper is Juliette by SEI.
I have coloured some gauze with some Glimmermist and added some white sewing thread and a hand made flower using Tim Holz Tattered Florals die to create a small cluster for the left of the photo.

The white circle is a cut file I used with my Scan N Cut. I also used the Scan N Cut to cut the titles then applied a coat of Glossy Accents to the letters.

I have used the heart off cuts from punching the patterned paper to tumble down the side of the layout.

Don't forget to check out the challenge and have a go.
Would love to see what you create.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time

Shaker Wedding Card

Hi there.

Today I am sharing a shaker card I made for my nephew's wedding.

It is very plain but I think it is elegant. I will hand write a message inside.

I have cut the heart out using Ultimate Crafts "Of Hearts & Doves" die set then heat embossed the multi lined heart with silver embossing powder.

Next I embossed the front cardstock with Couture Creations "Washed Away" embossing folder.

I created the shaker part using a transparency, some foam tape, silver heart confetti and some white cardstock to back it.

The heat embossed hearts then fitted into the cutout and I adhered a few of the silver heart on either side of the heart.

This is then mounted on a 5.25" square white card base.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Design Team Layout for Off The Rails Scrapbooking - Steam Punk

Today I am having my first reveal as a member of the Design Team over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking. You can check it out here

This is my layout

and this is the Mood Board

I have used Kaisercraft "Check In" range of papers for this layout along with Ranger Distress Inks, Archival Inks, Kaisercraft "Checker Plate" stencil and TCW "Mini Labyrinth" stencil. Chipboard is from Imaginarium Designs which is heat embossed. A shipping tag, some brads and a few staples finish the layout off.

Don't forget to go over to Off The Rails Scrapbooking blog to see what the other DT members have created and join in the challenge. Can't wait to see what you create

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time

Friday, September 1, 2017

Shaker Card

Over on Creative Inspirations today they are celebrating their 1st birthday by having a huge card challenge. There are many different categories of cards you can make to enter. Check it out here.

As part of the DT I have created a shaker card

I used a die to cut the balloons out then a boarder punch to cut out the hearts in assorted colours. I have backed the balloons with the same colour art the shaker fillings and I think it may have looked better if I had of used white so the hearts stood out better.......still unsure about this.

The number 10 was die cut from pink card and then covered with Kindy Glitz to give it some sparkle. The sentiment is a clear sticker from Kaisercraft.

Why not head over to Creative Imagination and check out what other cards the DT have made to challenge you.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Glimmermist and Glad wrap technique

Good Evening

Things have been very hectic around here and I have not had much free time but I wanted to share this bit of play with you.

I have been playing around with the Glimmermist and Glad wrap technique  using some other mediums.

This a quick and easy technique (except for drying time) and worth a try.

Spray your paper liberally with Glimmermist and the cover with Glad wrap ensuring you make plenty of wrinkle in the glad wrap

Let this dry completely. I generally leave it over night, then peel the Glad wrap off.

Such a great pattern, each one is completely different. When you use a "glimmer" product the glimmer gathers in the creases and gives a beautiful effect. This is my favourite product to use for this technique.

I also did it with Color Crush powders.

Ranger Inks

And acrylic paints. I was really happy with this one as well and will be using this technique with the paints in a future project.

This is a layout I created using this technique for the background

Why not give this a go. It is fun

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Beautiful Layout


Today I am sharing a layout I have created with a dual purpose.

I am using Rub-Ons for my Stash busting post over at Creative Inspirations and I have used the sketch and colours from Off The Rails August Challenge

All of the black on this page is rub-ons. 

A very minimalist page using a few paper scraps, mists and some cotton to add colour to the rub-ons.

The photo was taken into the sunset and had the yellow glow already so I thought it was ideal for this colour challenge.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fairstart Layout

Tonight I am sharing another of the layouts I did before I went away.

The photo on this layout is of my Mother when she went on a cruise with some of her friends in 1991, so a very old photo. As a matter of fact I didn't even know I had this photo but stumbled across it when I was looking for something else.

I have kept the layout pretty open and clean.

A dinner plate was used to draw the circle which I then went over with "Smooch"
The patterned papers are by American Crafts and All My Memories and have been in my stash for longer than I care to admit. The blue swirls in the bottom left corner are a printed transparency and the white flower was purchased in a pack of 4.

The red flowers are 4 size decreasing circles cut from Mulberry Paper and then layered on top of each other.

Finishing touches of twine, enamel dots and washi tape complete the layout.

I have not added a title because the photo says it all.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Choral & Vocal Night Layout

Ahhh so we are back from Queensland and I am already missing the beautiful weather we had up there. I have got the heater and several layers of clothing on to try to stay warm.

I did a couple of layouts before I left with the intention of sharing them with you while I was away but completely forgot to do it so here is the first one.

The papers are from a mixed pack I bought many years ago so I don't know the brand.

I have used pearl paints over a Tim Holtz music notes mask on the background in the colours of the singers t/shirts. I have then outlined the masked area with a black pen.

I have cut the circle from a multi-coloured sheet of velum on my Scan N Cut. The stars and text were also cut on the Scan N Cut.

The chipboard "School" was painted with the same paint as the red in the background.

All of the starts have a coat of Dimensional Magic

Hope you like my layout

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time

Friday, July 21, 2017

Challenge over at Creative Inspiration

Hi there

I am still away on holidays but I am up on the Creative Inspiration forum today with a mini challenge

You can see the challenge here

Why not pop over and have a look and join in.

It is a very easy challenge. Just create a page about family and don't we do that all the time.

This is one of my examples.

Looking forward to seeing what you make for this challenge.

Till next time